Credit: Rebecca A.
Credit: Rebecca A.

The MYC Kayaking program organizes approximately six to eight kayak paddles each summer in the bays, ponds, rivers, and streams of Cape Cod. Rich Simpson and Mark McManus lead the group, but others in the group take charge of leading individual paddles, researching tides and routes and leading the group on the water.


Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs, i.e. life-vests) are required equipment. The trips are typically 3 to 5 miles and a couple of hours in duration, with a mid-paddle stop for a rest and snack. The schedule is publicized club-wide, but you need to be on the MYC Kayaking email list (myc.kayaking@gmail.com) to receive last-minute notices of changes or cancellations due to wind or weather. The group does easy to easy-intermediate paddles, and only when the weather and wind forecast is very good.


Some of the group's past kayak trips are posted on the Past Kayak Trips page, for the benefit of club members who want to do these trips on their own.


2022 Kayak Adventures

June 8 - Wednesday, Morning - Upper Mill and Walker Ponds

                      Leaders: Ruth and Jay Tichenor


June 13 - Monday, Morning - Herring River   CANCELLED or POSTPONED

                        Leaders: Doug & Jan Fields


June 20 - Monday, 10:00 am - Meetinghouse Pond/Arey's Pond

                       Leaders: Maryellen & Bob Lorefice


June 28 - Tuesday, 10:00 am - Mill Pond- Kayaking Intro/Easy

                        Leader: Rich Simpson


July 6 - Wednesday, 11:15 am - Nauset Harbor/Nauset Beach Orleans

                       Leader: Bill Kyle


August 4 - Thursday, 10:00 am - Swan River

                       Leaders:  Fortin


August 8 -  Monday, 9:30 am - Muddy Creek/Monomoy River  POSTPONED  to 9/6

                       Leaders: Mark & Mimi McManus


August 22 - Monday, 10:00 am- Sipson Island

                       Leaders: Clark/Simpson


August 29 - Monday, 10:00 am- Crow's Pond/Ryder's Cove
                       Leaders:  Noonan


Sept 6 - Tuesday, 9:30 am - Muddy Creek    CANCELLED

                        Leaders:   Mark & Mimi McManus


September 28 - Wednesday, 1:15 pm - Chase Garden Creek

                        Leader: Bill Benjamin